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What to do in madison

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best time to visit madison

Poll ended at Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:13 am

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Postby roadkill bill » Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:31 pm

naked pagan wrote:My life companion is a vegetarian...any good vegetarian or vegan friendly places to eat?


Just about every restaurant within three miles of the Capitol.

There are tons of vegetarians and a healthy number of vegans in Madison, so it's pretty easy to find veggie options as long as you stay out of the steak houses, dive taverns or that new Irish pub.
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Postby Paco » Tue Oct 19, 2004 7:21 am

there's a veggie only restaurant on the 100 block of State St-Peacemeal restaurant, right next to the dirty book store. there are others that come sorta close.
My favorites are Amy's on Gilman St, there's 3 'tex-mex/mexican' fast-food eateries on 500-600 block of State, Mediterranean Cafe on 600 of State, Sunprint Cafe upstairs on about 600 of State-right across from Medditerranean Cafe, 200 block has 'Himal Chuli'-these are all good and not expensive.
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Postby roadkill bill » Tue Oct 19, 2004 8:53 am

Paco wrote:My favorites are Amy's on Gilman St, there's 3 'tex-mex/mexican' fast-food eateries on 500-600 block of State,


Really, Paco, I thought you had better taste than that!

Don't send our visitors to those horrid mexican fast food joints. Yeck. They'll think we are all heathens that think that's real food.

With all the wonderful restaurants serving vegetarian selections in Madison, why even mention those places? Just about any decent place between Milwaukee St and Midvale can make a vegetarian happy.

Thai, Laotian, Middle Eastern, Nepalese, pub food, Asian, a couple decent Mexican places, sandwiches, Italian, all of King St... All within a short stroll of the Capitol. If you can't find a veggie option on the menu, you aren't looking very hard.
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Postby Paco » Tue Oct 19, 2004 9:41 am

i thought he wanted places on State, and they came to mind. You never know what they want, the 'mexican' places wouldn't be my first choice but maybe theirs. i eat there maybe 3/year.
Thai? Where? They all use fish paste from what I can tell, which makes most of their 'veggie looking' food smell like fish, gross. I had some pad thai at Willy St fair and tossed it because it stank so much.
Yes, i forgot about asian and Italian, but compared to most cities the Italian around here is nothing to write home about.

Amy's is nice, but they oversoak their couscous.

And no, i don't have good taste at all, what made you think that?

Go Sox!
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Re: What to do in madison

Postby lunatic fringe » Tue Oct 19, 2004 10:14 am

naked pagan wrote:We are planning to visit Madison during the first part of November, and we were wondering what there is to do and see this time of year.
November is a great time to hike the ice age trail or Devil's Lake, Gov. Nelson, etc. No mosquitos or ticks, the thick underbrush has died down so you can find animal bones and antlers or watch the migrating birds.

Check out the new Fish Tank, of course.

Catch a show at the Barrymore.
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Postby Ducatista » Tue Oct 19, 2004 10:31 am

Paco wrote:I went there once, they were singing 'Let It Be' and some other 'pop'-y songs during their 'mass'.

I would rather go straight to hell.


If you visit the Speedway cemetaries, bring your pruning shears. They have GORGEOUS hydrangea bushes and might still have some coppery blooms in early Nov. Hmmm, that's probably not legal.

They've already been mentioned, but here's another plug for the Himalyan restaurants on the 200 block of State St. Himal Chuli and its swankier sister Chataura are great.

Early Nov would be a good time for a Capitol tour. Marble, marble, and more marble, and at that time of year you can really see the bones of the isthmus from the observation deck, which I think is open through the 1st weekend in Nov.

There's another great overlook on Observatory Drive, right across the street from some effigy mounds.
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Postby naked pagan » Tue Oct 19, 2004 12:04 pm

Paco wrote:there's a veggie only restaurant on the 100 block of State St-Peacemeal restaurant, right next to the dirty book store.


Oh okay, this sound like my idea of a good time...stuffed mushrooms and pornography..*perfect*

I remember readin alot about the 'Red Letter News'...is that place still open?..I should take to the cabbies...a red light district tour of Madison might be something fun to try

Thai? Where? They all use fish paste from what I can tell, which makes most of their 'veggie looking' food smell like fish, gross.


no no no....my life companion is deathly alergic to sea food, this simply will not do!
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Re: What to do in madison

Postby naked pagan » Tue Oct 19, 2004 12:13 pm

lunatic fringe wrote:
naked pagan wrote:November is a great time to hike the ice age trail or Devil's Lake, Gov. Nelson, etc. No mosquitos or ticks, the thick underbrush has died down so you can find animal bones and antlers or watch the migrating birds.


I havnet heard of these places, they sound nice...Ill bring a good pair of shoes, and maybe borrow someones dog!

thanks
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Postby white_rabbit » Tue Oct 19, 2004 1:12 pm

naked pagan wrote:
Oh okay, this sound like my idea of a good time...stuffed mushrooms and pornography..*perfect*

I remember readin alot about the 'Red Letter News'...is that place still open?..I should take to the cabbies...a red light district tour of Madison might be something fun to try




Red Letter is still open. The one next to Peacemeal is State Street Arcade. When in town, only use Union Taxi (242-2000), they would gladly give you the seedy tour of Madison.

And make sure to hit the 100 Block of West Main Street off the Square. Genna's, Tornado Room, The Paradise (seedy-but fun), the Slipper Club. And of course the Shamrock--stop in there for a drink--chances are me and/or blunt will be there---or better yet we should plan a Freaky Foron Happy Hour when you're in town.
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Postby naked pagan » Wed Oct 20, 2004 5:41 am

white_rabbit wrote:. When in town, only use Union Taxi (242-2000), they would gladly give you the seedy tour of Madison.


I have an inside track at Union...maybe I should discuss this with their marketing director...


or better yet we should plan a Freaky Foron Happy Hour when you're in town.

Not a bad idea..but maybe something that would include everyone...I wanna meet chuck, and maybe punch Ned in the nose :)
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Postby naked pagan » Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:28 am

Are there any 'new age' shops...where I can get crystals and tarot cards and all manner of spirtual things?
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Postby Marge » Wed Oct 20, 2004 10:38 am

naked pagan wrote:Are there any 'new age' shops...where I can get crystals and tarot cards and all manner of spirtual things?

Shakti on state street is the one that springs to mind, though I'm sure there are others.
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Postby Dulouz » Wed Oct 20, 2004 10:00 pm

How about a foron night at the Slipper Club Caberet (11/11)?
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Postby ShaneDog » Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:29 am

Dulouz wrote:How about a foron night at the Slipper Club Caberet (11/11)?

That sounds like fun.
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Postby naked pagan » Thu Oct 21, 2004 9:41 am

Dulouz wrote:How about a foron night at the Slipper Club Caberet (11/11)?


This could work....Ill put it on our itenerary
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